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Charter School Looks for New Site after Bluffdale Objections

Charter School Looks for New Site after Bluffdale Objections



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BLUFFDALE, Utah (AP) -- One week after Bluffdale residents picketed a groundbreaking ceremony for a new charter school, the developer says he'll look for another site.

HighMark School Development president Tom Pitcher says he doesn't want to fight resident objections to the Providence Hall school.

Pitcher says students shouldn't go to class in a hostile neighborhood. He plans to look for a new site in Herriman, Riverton or South Jordan.

Residents only learned about the school plans two days before the ceremony. They asked city leaders to block the development, saying its location on a dead-end street would cause neighborhood traffic and safety problems.

But city leaders say their hands were tied. A new law gives the state -- not cities -- all the control over charter school development.

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Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune

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